#849: Girthglide

Sometimes digital isn’t better than analogue. This applies particularly to the variation between people, eg their waist or wrist measurements. It’s pretty irritating, for example, that my superb Omega watch comes with a beautiful leather strap with holes which are spaced so as to make the strap either just too tight or just too loose.

Today’s invention is a strap which allows a continuum of adjustment.


The strap has a single hole at ‘a’ for the keeper -which is much more personal and elegant than a row of them.

The other end of the strap passes through a catch at the rear face of the buckle, ‘b’ at which point it can be friction-locked in place and trimmed.

This also acts as a motivator to avoid gains in girth beyond the small amount of adjustment available at the truncated end.

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